In this article, you will find instructions on how to install KEPServerEX V5.
Kepware products can be unlocked for full-time use using a software license. In this article, we are going to show you how to register and activate a KEPServerEX V5 license that you have purchased.
Another way to unlock the full version of KEPServerEX v5 is through the hardware key. In this article, we are going to show you how to register and activate a hardware key license.
In order to transfer a software license for a Kepware product from one computer to another, you first need to deposit it in a My Kepware account. In this article, we are going to show you how to transfer a KEPServerEX v5 software license. Please note that your license is valid only for the product version that was being offered at the time of your license purchase (It is not valid for later product versions. These versions will work only in
Třinec Ironworks plc is the largest steel producer in the Czech Republic. Its main offerings include long rolled steel products. The ironworks exports over 60% of its production.
In collaboration with BOSCH Diesel, we’ve assessed the importance of augmented reality for everyday maintenance. These are the conclusions we’ve reached.
For an international manufacturer of food commodities located in the Botlek, having a reliable PROFIBUS network is essential. Their annual production is substantial, so faults in their network are directly responsible for considerable missed revenue and lower output.
Each of us wishes you all the best for the New Year… and what else? Take a look.
FOXON has developed a wireless data collection solution for ŠKODA AUTO Mladá Boleslav. It's already been implemented in three of its plants. We're going to show you what problems in the plants our solution helped to solve and how. You're going see that it's suitable for small applications as well.
On 21st March 2019, Prague saw the Award Ceremony for the IT Project of 2018, a contest run by the organisation CACIO (Czech IT Directors Association). First prize went to our FIOT Smart Maintenance project in ŠKODA AUTO a.s. We would like to express our warmest thanks to CACIO and above all to ŠKODA AUTO for being such an excellent partner. Read on to learn more about the project.
The OPC UA communications standard has made OPC communications much easier to use. We're seeing an increasing number of devices with an integrated OPC UA server, which enable such systems as HMI SCADA, MES and ERP to collect data directly from them. Yet there are also disadvantages. Let's look at what OPC UA is all about and why you still can't do without a classic OPC server on your computer.
Implementing continuous diagnostics of your industrial network does not necessarily mean that you have to rebuild it. Deployment can be easy – even when it comes to huge machines. See for yourself in this case study about mining machines in northern Bohemia.
Remote access to industrial devices has many undeniable advantages. In the case of a machine failure it enables you to reprogram or repair the machine much faster. The technician dealing with the problem does not have to be physically present on site – whether they are in a neighbouring plant or thousands of kilometres away they have access to the machine via their computer or tablet. This is certainly very cost-effective. Yet many still have doubts about the security of transferred data as...
POSCO, one of the largest steel producers in the world has placed 200 ProfiHubs B5 in twenty PROFIBUS DP networks.
The main concern of the Bakkersland company is the possible standstill of machinery in a production process. Any standstill situation could lead to delays in the logistic process.
Wind Energy Solutions (WES) is based in Holland. Wind turbines built by this company stand today on islands in Indonesia, in the far reaches of Canada, and on Caribbean islands. Thanks to Ewon routers and Internet links, WES remains in constant contact with its wind turbines so it can provide immediate help in case of problems.
This case study on the deployment of the ThingWorx and KEPServerEX platforms by a leading automotive parts supplier will show you what to keep in mind when implementing condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.
We're going to keep working hard in 2020 as well so that your world doesn't stop turning. The team at FOXON wishes you a lot of health and determination and as few complications and unpleasant surprises as possible throughout the coming year. And what else?
KEPServerEX remains security-focused. V6.7 bugs fixed. Plus improved performance. These are the key features of the latest KEPServerEX version. Read on to learn why to upgrade to V6.8 and feel free to download it straightaway.
In a factory where an impressive 1.5 million liters of juice is produced every day, downtime is not an option. One of the largest producers in the food and beverage industry in the Middle East, teamed up with PROCENTEC and ASM, PROCENTEC’s partner for the region. This partnership resulted in a spectacular drop to zero (!) downtime during the first six months after commissioning PROCENTEC’s ComBricks on the PROFIBUS industrial network in the production plant. At a cost of more than € 50,000...
Digitalisation of the industrial enterprise requires suitable, long-term partners and standardised data collection tools. In this case study, you will learn why an Austrian plastic packaging manufacturer has opted for the OPC Router and KEPServerEX platforms and how it has gone about its digital transformation.
We know you aren't going trough the best of times now. As there's a great deal of uncertainty about how companies are operating, we'd like to let you know about the situation at FOXON. What we've decided to put off, what's still the same and what we can do for you.
Travel bans and border closures aren't worrying only the general public but also production line manufacturers and suppliers of various industrial devices, let alone their customers. PLC programmers and field service technicians aren't allowed to cross borders, making it more difficult for them to service their customers' devices. With no end to the coronavirus pandemic in view, we recommend that you set up remote access to your industrial assets so that suppliers of your machines and...
The labeling specialist HERMA in Filderstadt, Germany, makes use of direct communication processes between various programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and its SAP enterprise resource planning software (ERP). The company employs inray’s OPC Router for reliable and secure connectability and automation of the entire manufacturing process.
How corporate facility managers can reduce energy consumption, and implement reliable, low-cost property monitoring solutions to achieve smarter, safer, and more efficient operations.
How restaurants, cafeterias and other food services can implement reliable, low-cost, monitoring solutions for smarter, safer, and more efficient operations.
How facilities and property managers can implement reliable, low-cost, monitoring solutions for smarter, safer, and more efficient operations.
Successful Cooperation: inray OPC Router in Use at AURIA
If you are using a hardware key with your KEPServerEX, we recommend that you postpone installing the latest Win 10 update.
Hyundai Maintenance has cooperated with FOXON for a long time. We have been helping Hyundai with its PROFIBUS networks for years. We have supplied it with network diagnostics, the ProfiTrace 2 tester and PROFIBUS training. And recently, continuous PROFIBUS network monitoring. Read on to learn more about what Hyundai's PROFIBUS maintenance is currently like.
Have you upgraded your KEPServerEX to the latest 6.9 version? Read on to learn about the main enhancements. For download, please click the button at the end of this article.
Good news! As of October 1st, the temporary upgrade that we provided to all of our clients to help them in the context of Covid 19 becomes definitive. In a nutshell, this means the following:
The company PROCENTEC has released a new version of its Osiris software. But this one is unlike any other – it now features Czech. The Osiris is software for the...
How does a wastewater treatment system producer service its control systems that are deployed worldwide? A call-out service by qualified engineers is no longer the only option. Read on why the producer has chosen Ewon routers for remote access and how it has benefited from the implementation.
We regularly update our software and equip it with attractive features. Because it is important to us to implement explicit customer wishes and to offer the many OPC Router users up-to-date and user-friendly functions. With the new release, you can look forward to the introduction of Add-ons, the new clearly structured licence portal and a massive increase in speed in all areas. In addition, the limit for the database size is dropped, which is now only linked to the hard disk...
How do you transfer PLC data to various databases? And further up to such higher-level systems as MES and SAP? Start small, but remember that the software tools you'll need for that could also come in handy later on.
Digital transformation is a hot topic in many fields as well as enterprises, where it involves transforming financial departments, HR, logistics, purchasing and more. "But you always have to start in production, otherwise nothing will change," said Jaromír Peterka, the founder and owner of the Liberec-based company FOXON and an expert on data acquisition and digital transformation of manufacturing companies. Read on to learn why digital transformation is a necessity and not a choice, how to...
On behalf of FOXON, Jaromír Peterka would like to wish you all the best for 2022. But where is he? Watch our video (subtitles included).
Today digitalisation of processes, data in the cloud and remote Internet access are the new norm. What still lingers, however, and following some unpleasant experiences has even heightened is concerns over digital threats. As a result, cybersecurity requirements have increased. Apart from banking institutions and big corporations, it is now also medium-sized manufacturing companies that are in danger of being targeted by hackers.
The company Kepware has released its new KEPServerEX version – V6.11. Apart from many driver fixes, it contains a brand-new driver that many of you will surely appreciate – the Siemens S7 Plus Ethernet.
They can now utilise secure cloud-based remote access to PLCs – a solution specifically designed for and performing reliably in production. Read on to learn more about the deployment of Ewon Flexy 205 routers on ŠKODA AUTO's assembly line.
Delivery times for many industrial parts are getting longer and longer. This is also the case of industrial cables. That is why we have seen increased interest in non-OEM cables for Siemens servomotors and other parts on our online shop. Read on to learn about what benefits this solution brings to our customers.
The topic of collecting data from production machines has never been more current than this year. Whether it is the energy crisis, your need to monitor energy consumption, your customers' requirements or your parent company that has made you think about it, you should carefully consider several basic questions. Answering them will help you set your digitalisation processes correctly and start gathering data effectively, with tangible results. The first question is: Why do you want to...
In this article, we have put together a great deal of information on digital transformation projects and machine data collection. In one place, you can thus learn why gather data and digitalise your plant, what human and financial resources you may need, and what technological tools you may find useful at the beginning. And we would like you to understand that we are here to help you.
The staff at Kiekert have implemented pre-prepared reports fast and have learnt to create new ones by themselves.Read on to find out how we collect data from Kiekert's S7-1500 PLCs and, using Power BI, provide it for the company's maintenance and management so that they can make better decisions.
For many companies, monitoring electric power consumption and the consumption of other commodities is a burning need. Using Power BI (included in Microsoft Office 365), we have prepared demo dashboards for you that will give you an idea of how to analyse consumption retrospectively as well as almost in real time. The demo can also help you understand how to analyse your own data.